Neymar was born in Mogi das Cruzes municipality in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on February 5, 1992. His father is a former footballer who later became his son’s advisor. Neymar owes him a lot as he himself has said, “My father has been by my side since I was little. He takes care of things, my finances and my family”.
While growing up, young talented Neymar combined his love of futsal with street football and began his journey through the wonderful world of football.
In 2003, the Brazilian footballer moved to São Vicente with his family, where he began playing for the youth side Portuguesa Santista. Later, they moved to Santos, where Neymar joined Santos FC. That was where the family could finally afford to buy a house next to the Vila Belmiro, with the help of Neymar’s success at his youth club and added income. Their quality of family life improved, as at age 15, Neymar was earning 10,000 Reais per month and at 16, 125,000 Reais per month. At 17, he signed his first full professional contract, was upgraded to the Santos first team, and began signing his first sponsorship deals.
These days, Neymar is one of the most successful players in the world and has many years of soccer experience and also a variety of awards for his stellar achievements in football, including the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Champions League, FIFA Ballon d’Or bronze in 2015, two Ligue 1 titles, a Coupe de France, and a Coupe de la Ligue.
Now that we know a little bit more about him, it’s time to talk about facts about Neymar you probably didn’t know.
Facts You should know About Neymar
Let’s go through the facts:
Neymar is from a poor family
Neymar Joined his first club at the age of 7
Neymar’s professional career began at Santos FC
Neymar is the best young player of 2009
Neymar won the FIFA Puskas award in 2011
The Interesting Beginning to His International Career
Neymar’s net worth is estimated to be around $185 Million
Neymar overacted his injuries many times
Neymar has a son!
Interestingly, Neymar is currently enjoying his role as a father according to what he has said himself. This is while he was afraid of his new responsibilities in the beginning. He has said the birth of his son felt like 2.8 kilograms of pure happiness.
Neymar’s luxury yacht worths eight million dollars
Neymar is a pop star!
Two Guinness World Records
Neymar is a devout Christian
He is the main character in a Brazilian comic book
In fact, a Brazilian cartoonist by the name of Mauricio de Souza made a comic, which features Neymar as a child. It also has to be said that the famous footballer had noticeable cameos in several movies including XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Match in 2017, as well as The Upcoming Kickboxer Armageddon.
He is in love with his sister
Neymar is dating Natalia Barulich
Our Next fact about Neymar, belongs to his new girlfriend, Natalia Barulich.
His new girl is Cuban-Croatian beauty, Natalia Barulich. The two famous faces got to know each other a few years ago as the stunning 28-year-old’s ex-boyfriend, Colombian singer Maluma, performed at one of Neymar’s previous birthday parties.
Barulich had been dating Maluma for just under two years, while Neymar split with Bruna Marquezine last summer.
Neymar scored his 100th professional goal on his 20th birthday
Neymar has been on TIME magazine
Although Brazil is a country known for its sports legends, Neymar is the only Brazilian athlete to grace the cover of TIME magazine. In fact, the only other Brazilians to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine are politicians.